Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

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Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:31 pm

1983 Audi Quattro
Mars Red, Sierra (Beige)
DA900539
Options:
027 = Compliance with exhaust emission standards (North America)
253 = ?
560 = Steel sliding roof, manual control (North America)
749 = ?
R82 = ?
Was interestingly optioned without the rear wiper.
Early car so it has the under-dash harness, but does have the pad for the fusebox in the raintray.
Rear sway bar.

Previously owned by MswmSwmsW from the Audi Fans mailing List. California car all of its life what I've been able to find out. MC1 swap was done by 2Bennett in the early 2000's at their old shop. Pretty much the entire 034 10vt catalog was ordered but the car never got running well and MSW parked it for about a decade before posting it for sale in 2016. My friend Rudy purchased it and got it running well, swapped in some brown seats, and then sold it to me. It required me to sell both my project diamond silver '83 UrQ and my 7A swapped CGT, but it's a running driving UrQ and a rust free chassis to start with. It still needs some obvious cosmetic work, but that can come later. The car will eventually get an AAN I've got sitting around, but for now I'll keep it running and work on the 07k 968.

Installed Mods:

*Engine*
Stock internals? MC1 10vt
034 tubular header
GT2871R turbo
034 3" downpipe to unknown exhaust
034 High Output individual coils
034 IIc ECU
034 fuel rail with Greentop 42# injectors and aeromotive FPR
Innovate LC-2 wideband
Tial Q 50mm BOV
Stock trans and rear diff
Aux rad delete with freshly rebuilt CGT rad


*Suspension/Brakes/Wheels*
2Bennett/Ground Control coilovers
Unkown dampers
Custom Tilton dual-master cylinder manual brake setup
Porsche Boxster (non-S) front calipers and unkown 2pc rotors (2B?)
17x7.5 Borbet Type A wheels with 215/40R17 Nitto NeoGen

*Lighting*
Hella projector low beams with HID
Hella high beams
RallyLights relay harness
LED turn, brake, reverse lights and LED flasher relay

*Interior*
Recaro LS/VW Trophy front seats custom upholstered in vinyl/alcantera with 'OOOO' logos
Rear seats custom upholstered to match the fronts
Late dash and black interior swap
Bravo mech-less radio
VDO Vision and New Vintage USA Aviator aux gauges
Hardwired cluster lights with LEDs

Upcoming mods:
MC2 cam
Relocate alternator to driver's side
Intercooler upgrade
Brake upgrade of some sort with vacuum conversion
CCW 17" LM20 3pc wheels

Long-term goals:
20vt swap with Xona or EFR
Late-CGT body wiring harness/fusebox install
2pc suspension
RS2 replica front sway bar
AK Offset strut mounts
VEMS?
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-Alex-
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1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1986 Audi Coupe GT (7A swap and more)
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; Collecting 6MT parts)
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 6:57 pm

Rudy delivered the car to me in late September and I had 5 weeks to try and make it road worth to make it to Battle Born Quattro 2018. Keep in mind the car sat for around 10 years and only had a few hundred miles on it in the previous couple of months prior to my ownership.

Noted issues and fixes:
No dash lights - Hardwired the entire cluster to remove the foil circuit board; fixed a hacked late dash upgrade
Fuel gauge not working - Found working late GT spare, painted the needle to match the UrQ needles
No BOV/diverter installed - Installed Tial
Unknown age of timing belt/fluids - Timing belt, waterpump, plugs, coolant flushes, etc

On my maiden voyage the day after delivery, I drove the car to a local cars and coffee a few miles away....and she got a ride on the flatbed home. I would later find out I had a MAP sensor in the IIc ECU fail. Replaced it and it fired right back up.

As delivered:
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Borbets swapped on due to the 16" OZ's having 13 year old tires on them

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The first 24 hours of ownership
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-Alex-
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1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1986 Audi Coupe GT (7A swap and more)
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; Collecting 6MT parts)
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:02 pm

Dash wiring was pretty nasty from a previous conversion. Fixed all of the crimp connections and duct tape and then upgraded the cluster by removing the failing foil circuit board and hardwiring all lights. Found a fingerboard that had the same spacing as the stock connectors so I could plug the cluster into the factory plugs.

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Much better

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-Alex-
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1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1986 Audi Coupe GT (7A swap and more)
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; Collecting 6MT parts)
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:05 pm

Upgraded the headlights. The projectors are much deeper than stock headlights, thus won't work with a factory airbox. Just barely clears the filter on the GT2871R setup

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1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1986 Audi Coupe GT (7A swap and more)
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; Collecting 6MT parts)
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:08 pm

Painted the valve cover, added some heat insulation, wrapped the downpipe, and installed a turbo blanket. The black of the exhaust wrap only lasted a hundred miles or so until it started to burn off and turn white.
Also installed the lower ducting for the rad and oil cooler.

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-Alex-
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1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1986 Audi Coupe GT (7A swap and more)
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; Collecting 6MT parts)
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:10 pm

New interior installed, still a few remaining brown parts but I've source black replacements for most of them now.

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After a few weeks of slaving daily on the car, I decided it was ready to make the drive from Seattle to Vegas!

Made a detour to Great Basin National Park on the way down

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Made it down with no issues and found some great company

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1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1986 Audi Coupe GT (7A swap and more)
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; Collecting 6MT parts)
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:29 pm

Sunday evening on the driver to Sean's for a BBQ I noticed the alternator wasn't charging. This was a brand new alternator that I had installed a week prior. In hindsight I shouldn't have changed it, the previous one was doing just fine...just looked old. Randomly Rudy had a spare in his trunk that I was able to swap on in Sean's driveway.

Had a stellar sunset and took some pictures...more to come

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Headed out the next morning and things were going great for about two hours until I smelled some coolant and saw some steam coming out of the hood. Found the coolant feed line had been sitting too close to the manifold and had melted a hole in it. Tried to wrap it with some silicone tape and clamped the lines, but it would still slowly leak. Thankfully had spare coolant and water and it wasn't a big deal to limp it the remaining thousand miles.

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Somewhere near Boise, ID my radio randomly shutoff. I kept trying to turn it back on and nothing happened and figured my cheap radio had died. But then I noticed my voltmeter showing 17-18V! The alternator was overcharging due to a failed voltage regulator on this spare alternator. I pulled over and swapped the voltage regulator off my dead week old one and that solved the issue and I continued home. A little further down the road I noticed a corner of the hood flapping and found one of the hood latches had vibrated loose. Thankfully I still have the safety catch installed. Tightened it up and continued home with no more issues. Even found a little snow near Mt Rainier.

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-Alex-
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1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1986 Audi Coupe GT (7A swap and more)
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; Collecting 6MT parts)
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Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:38 pm

Wipers were pretty slow so I started researching motors. Found that the mk3 VW one looked really similar so I bought an aftermarket one on Amazon for around $30. Backing plates and connectors were different but the same pattern so I was able to swap the original B2 plate/connector onto the new motor. The rest bolted right in and the wipers work much better now!

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Click image below for video

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-Alex-
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1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1986 Audi Coupe GT (7A swap and more)
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; Collecting 6MT parts)
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby PRY4SNO » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:23 pm

Figured something good was cooking when your cars went up for sale!

This is going to be a fun follow. Looks like it was a great trip to BBQ!
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby Afterthought » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:29 pm

I ditched the turbo blanket after about 7 minutes, too. Once It started smoking
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby PRY4SNO » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:42 am

Feels odd to say as I have no experience with them in an automotive setting but, as a steamfitter, I'm not a fan of wraps or blankets. The chance for grit to get trapped and act as an abrasive, not to mention moisture retention which could lead to premature corrosion.

Think you'll go with a DIY coating, like Cerakote? Stuff looks intriguing compared to more spendy coatings like Swain.
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:12 pm

PRY4SNO wrote:Feels odd to say as I have no experience with them in an automotive setting but, as a steamfitter, I'm not a fan of wraps or blankets. The chance for grit to get trapped and act as an abrasive, not to mention moisture retention which could lead to premature corrosion.

Think you'll go with a DIY coating, like Cerakote? Stuff looks intriguing compared to more spendy coatings like Swain.


I did DIY Cerakote on my 7A snakes header. I didn't really have a before/after but not sure if it really improved things, but it did look better. I've heard good things about Swain though.
-Alex-
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1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby jbrentd » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:58 pm

Looks like a nice, solid car. I'll be watching the progress too.
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby varia » Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:03 pm

well done Alex!
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby the german » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:10 am

You made the right choice buying this car. Love it.
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby DE80q » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:03 am

Nice to see another EFI 10vt around, even if it is planned to be changed...

You should notice a small difference with the MC2 cam change. You can also run a late NG cam, they are the same except for the vacuum pump lobe.
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:44 pm

Grabbed a 7A alternator bracket so I could relocate the alt to the driver's side so I'd have more room for a larger intercooler on the passenger side. Also allows me to run the much more common newer alternator style.

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1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
1986 Audi Coupe GT (7A swap and more)
2003 Audi S8 (Avus/Oxblood; DD; Collecting 6MT parts)
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:30 pm

Scored a good deal on an MTM reverse intake which will be very useful when I eventually go 20vt. Also came with a brand new S2/RS2 MTM intercooler and support bar which is cool but unfortunately not useful for this.

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby DE80q » Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:14 pm

That is a nice piece! Would love to see this stay 10vt, but I know thats just not going to happen.
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:46 pm

DE80q wrote:That is a nice piece! Would love to see this stay 10vt, but I know thats just not going to happen.


Yeah. It'll be 10v for a while unless something breaks. Honestly if E85 were readily available in my area I'd probably consider building a higher HP 10v for it over a 20v swap. But the nearest station is a 35-50 minute drive one-way which certainly isn't worth the hassle and it's at least the price of 91 oct here...sometimes even $1-2/gal more!!!!
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1992 Porsche 968 (07K transplant in progress)
1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:08 pm

Took it around the block to make a quick video of turbo noises because those are fun. Beat the snow by a few hours, she's safely back in a warm garage.

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1983 Aud UrQ (MC1, GT2871R, IIc)
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby PRY4SNO » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:42 pm

Sounds toight!!
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby Grillage » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:20 am

I love me some Mars Red.

Great project. - meanwhile, is there a thread for the 07k 968?
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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby alxdgr8 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:26 am

Grillage wrote:I love me some Mars Red.

Great project. - meanwhile, is there a thread for the 07k 968?
I think I do have one on here, I'll have to dig it up. My main one is over on Rennlist.com and has become the conduit for everyone working on 07k 9xx swaps to post.

https://rennlist.com/forums/944-turbo-a ... hread.html

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Re: Alex's 'New' '83 UrQuattro

Postby jbrentd » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:28 pm

Sounds nice! I miss the sounds of a turbo car.
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